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Old 01-08-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I'm helping my Mom & Dad (from Houston) to find an appartment in Baton Rouge. Is it a good idea to get some place close to LSU? Should I look further out to the east? I'd appreciate your comments for a place that fit them (they are in their 70's). Maybe somewhere calm, safe and near hospital & grocery? Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I'm helping my Mom & Dad (from Houston) to find an appartment in Baton Rouge. Is it a good idea to get some place close to LSU? Should I look further out to the east? I'd appreciate your comments for a place that fit them (they are in their 70's). Maybe somewhere calm, safe and near hospital & grocery? Thanks for your help!
If you want near a hospital/grocery, there are some decent apartments on Essen, Bluebonnet, and Perkins near Essen. I am not personally crazy about anything east of Airline.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I guess it depends on your price needs.
I would suggest close to Bocage (Jefferson Hwy @ Corporate/Old Hammond) just because there is a stronger elderly presence and you are pretty close to Towne Center which has Whole Foods Market and many other speciality shops. And Albertsons and Walmart are just down the road on Old Hammond near Airline. Also there's a Hi-Nabor down Jefferson Hwy at Drusilla.
The only deal is that depending on where you are on Jefferson, traffic can be a real pain during the rush hour parts of the day.
There are plenty of expensive places just opening up around Towne Center, Millenium Towne Center, The Reserve at Cedar Lodge, and a new one just being built now. $1000+
For a little less, there is Normandy Village which is off of LaSalle behind Goodwood Hardware area. I know several people living back in there and they talk good about it. It's an older property though. I priced them around $550 before the hurricane.
I heard that The Patrician is a good property for older people and professionals. It's further up the road at Foster and Claycut. You're still not very far from Towne Center and you're closer to the Mid City shops then and there are groceries, etc there as well. Also traffic wouldn't be half as bad getting in and out there. I priced them around $650 before the hurricane.
These places may be a little higher now, or maybe they've come back down by now. My place in particular has gone up to $630 from $475 and it hasn't come back down yet. Expect to pay $600-$700 for a decent place in this city.
You can have access to major hospitals and medical clinics on Essen and Bluebonnet.
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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How about the buying option? I thought I saw a couple older and smaller houses around the Siegen Ln & HighLand area. Would this be a good location for buying? If not, where would you think a good place for around $150K? Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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I can't find prices on the website, but check out Jefferson Place Condos off Jefferson Hwy. It's one of those apartment conversions to condo sales, but done extemely nice. Dh checked it out when his sister was visiting earlier this year.

Jefferson Place Condominiums - Baton Rouge, LA
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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Thanks! I checked out the Condo web site. The floor plans look very nice. Would we have a harder time to resell a condo than a house with the same number of bedrooms though?
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